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TechHelp Ottawa transfers & converts vinyl LP & 45 RPM records to CD or MP3 on USB

TechHelp Ottawa
Vinyl LP & 45 RPM Records to CD & MP3

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2046 AVENUE P, OTTAWA, ON
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#1 - VINYL (33 & 45 RPM) RECORDS TO CD
VINYL RECORDING IS TRANSFERRED TO CD

LP 33⅓ VINYL TO CD
$15.00 PER DOUBLE-SIDED LP

45 RPM RECORDS TO CD
$10.00
PER DOUBLE-SIDED 45

tax included
PLUS .50¢ each for separating tracks+


#2 - VINYL RECORD TO DIGITAL AUDIO FILE FOR USB STICKS
VINYL RECORD IS CONVERTED TO WAV OR COMPRESSED MP3 FILES (FILES ARE LABELLED)

LP 33⅓ VINYL TO MP3
$20.00 PER PER DOUBLE-SIDED LP

45 RPM RECORDS TO MP3

$15.00 PER DOUBLE-SIDED 45

tax included
includes “metadata tagging*
PLUS .50¢ each for separating tracks
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Frequently Asked Questions

Regardless of how many songs there are on a vinyl record, content is initially captured as one continuous sound file. Therefore, tracks must be manually separated—one song at a time, at 50¢ per track—before they can be committed to CD or converted to audio files. A typical LP holds approximately 15 tracks.
We can convert music files to compressed or MP3 format for use on MP3 or iPod™ players.

METADATA TAGGING
"Tagging" is the process whereby each track is imbedded with information about the song and album title, artwork, artist, genre, track number, production year, etc. This information is called "metadata" and is what your computer or player uses to identify each song.
Included in the price, audio files are put through software specially designed to reduce surface noise such as crackle, pops and clicks, AC hum and turntable rumble on vinyl records. We can isolate and enhance voices if required. Badly damaged records often need supplemental sound editing at additional cost.
We will assist you in backing up your commercially recorded LPs for your private use only. We will ONLY work from the original copyrighted material that is owned by the customer for whom we are doing the work. Our fee covers the cost of our labour and use of equipment. No digital lock will be broken in the process, and we will not duplicate copyrighted material for public distribution.

December, 2012 — Canada's recent Copyright Modernization Act "legitimizes activities that Canadians do every day. For example, it recognizes that Canadians should not be liable for … copying music from CDs to MP3 players, or backing up data if they are doing so for their private use and have not broken a digital lock." Bill C-11 was passed and received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.
For just $5 more, the surface of each CD is professionally imprinted with a custom-made inkjet label using an image of the record label or the image of your choice. Each CD is packaged in a paper sleeve for protection.
Beware of other methods available now for transferring vinyl records to CD. The most popular is the USB turntable. In our experience, these products are inferior because they often use cheap phono cartridges, inferior styluses and plastic turntables, producing only mediocre sound quality and files that are usually highly compressed.

At TechHelp Ottawa, we do audio archiving the right way! We use only the best equipment available such as a professional studio mixing board and direct drive, state-of-the art turntables. For 33 & 45 RPM records we use the legendary Shure V15 Type IV phono cartridge with a stylus shock absorber that reduces surface noise and dampens the effects of uneven LP surfaces. For 78 RPM records we use the highly acclaimed Shure-M97xE cartridge with specialized stylus.

We also pay close attention to equalization settings—especially for 78 RPM records—to ensure excellent sound quality.

By capturing your original media using high sampling rates, we produce large, high quality, uncompressed WAV files (exactly the same file type used on commercial CDs). It is a time consuming process, but the resulting CD has the original tracks in tact and sound quality that is equal to or better than the original.


Tips For Better Service

You can use plain dish detergent (no hand softeners or anti-bacterial agents) and lukewarm tap water to wash records. Use a soft cloth or sponge to lather up both side of the record. DO NOT WIPE FROM THE INSIDE OF THE RECORD TO THE EDGE. BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE GROOVES INSTEAD. Rinse very thoroughly and place on a soft, clean towel. Use dry paper towels to gently dry each side, again following the grooves. >View this YouTube video


WE SPECIALIZE IN SOUND RESTORATION

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Do you have a collection of one-of-a-kind LPs or 45 RPM records that you would like to permanently archive? We can help.

In the process of digitizing your precious treasures, we take special care to reduce background hiss, surface crackle and turntable rumble. We have invested heavily in software that revives ageing vinyl records to near their original luster without damaging the integrity of the recorded sounds, frequency range and dynamics. Read more here.

Please note that badly damaged records might need supplemental sound editing at additional cost.

> Digitize 78 RPM records


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Happy Clients

"I grew up with my mother’s collection of 78s, though I hadn’t heard them in many years. Who has a 78 rpm turntable anymore? But Stuart was able to convert them into audio files, and with amazing sound to boot. It was a life’s joy to listen to them. And, at 91, Mom got to hear the old music again."
John I. — Journalist

"It was a nostalgic, if minor, exercise. In what must have been a somewhat fastidious task, Tech Help transfered 62 45 rpm tracks to CD's with excellent results at a very reasonable price. Records dating from the 60's and 70's from Europe, Latin and North America can now be enjoyed without jumping up every 10 minutes to change the record. (I no longer have a stacked spindle for the player.)"
JR Roy—Happy Customer


Our clients include:

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions; Government of Canada; Lee Valley Tools; Retired Teachers of Ontario; Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA); Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Ishaka Cultural Group; Sweet Grass Records; Lutheran Church Eastern Synod; Futures Food Products; Rideau Ferry Harbour; Heritage North Museum; Mosaic International; The Ayalik Fund; etc.

TechHelp Ottawa accepts major credit cards
TechHelp Ottawa accepts E-transfers
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All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax. Rates may change without notice.

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